From: "Toto" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 09:38:32 +0800
Subject: My Didot
Introducing K22 Aking Didot....
This is my take on CBS Didot. I was shown a specimen with a lowercase and
decided to do it especially that all known digitizations are all caps What
really made me decide to do this font are those hairlines.
The font has complete Latin-1 character set. There are also art deco-ish
hairline alternates for numerals. These started as stand ins and expanded
them to complete the numerals when I decided to keep them. I just can't
think of how to do it for the number 1 so I skipped it. And then there are
non-standard ligatures for letter pairs that overlap. The alternates and
non-standard ligatures are NOT Unicode mapped and accessible only via OT
feature. A version of Lou Dorfsman hand lettered "a" (a request) is in the
PUA, Unicode position xE000 or Alt+57344 on your keyboard.
The font's basic characters are kerned. Additional kerning is available via
the kern feature.
There are 2 known digitizations of CBS Didot - one is by Castcraft Software
named Opti Didot CBS Special (http://opti.netii.net/fonts-d/index.htm) and
an unattributed free font named CBS Didot (http://tinyurl.com/8owo6sr). Both
fonts are all caps. The free font has "small caps" in the lowercase.but lost
the hairlines when the source image was darkened prior to autotracing.
If I am in the mood and have the time to do it, I am planning to adapt the
Didoni swashes to this font. I am also looking at other swash fonts in the
and Solo's Swash alphabet book for "inspiration." :) I
already did some exploratory glyphs but shelved it for the time being. I
already spent too much time on this font and decided to move on to something
Thanks to Tom for the specimen and for introducing me to CBS Didot, and to
John for all the help, especially for the things that I did not know when I
started doing this font.
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